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What Are Your Favorite AIM Memories?

With last week’s news that AOL Instant Messenger will be shutting down for good later this year, Internet denizens of a certain age found ourselves getting a touch sentimental. After all, AIM was the premiere (and only?) messaging platform of choice in the late 90s through mid-aughts, the perfect place for teens and tweens to stalk crushes, put up ~*~dramatic~*~ statuses, experiment with signature fonts and colors (Comic Sans in hot pink with a baby blue background, thankyouverymuch), toy with older pervs in sketchy chatrooms (A/S/L?), dissect the day’s LiveJournal drama in real time, and so much more.

So tell us, what are your best (or worst) memories of AIM? More specifically:

  • What was your screen name?
  • What song lyrics were your go-to away message?
  • Did you prefer trolling chat rooms, or hassling the SmarterChild study bot?
  • Have you gone in and downloaded your old chat history since the announcement last week?

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